Madison, IN—Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, known as one of Indiana’s ‘Best Music Festivals’, and an official Indiana State BBQ Championship is now among the many events in the world affected by COVID-19.Madison Ribberfest will be taking a new approach for this year’s festival. The Ribberfest committee is moving forward with the planning, and what is typically a two-day event will be reduced to one day, planned for Saturday, August 22nd, 2020. Dave Butler, Ribberfest Committee member since its inception in 2002 added, “We have been really excited about the show we put together for this year, so to say we are disappointed would be an understatement. However, we are already working hard to develop a one-day festival full of great blues music, food, and camaraderie.More information will become available for this event as the committee plans. Chairpersons for the different aspects of the festival will be reaching out to stakeholders to discuss this year’s event.
Published on September 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @chris_iseman John Raymon will have to wait to see the field for another year.The Syracuse defensive tackle had his application for a waiver request denied, head coach Doug Marrone said Thursday. The waiver would have allowed him to play this season, without having to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules.Marrone didn’t mince his words when discussing his disappointment regarding the NCAA’s decision. He said the NCAA has granted the waiver to players in the past, so he said he couldn’t understand why the NCAA denied Raymon’s request.“I don’t agree with the NCAA’s decision, nor do I understand it,” Marrone said. “We believe that the NCAA should’ve granted that waiver, but that’s in the past now. I’ve advised John not to discuss it. This is the last that I will discuss it.”The 6-foot-5, 316 lb. Raymon transferred to Syracuse from Iowa during the summer, but didn’t play in any games while with the Hawkeyes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the denial of the waiver, he won’t play again until at least 2013.Throughout training camp, head coach Doug Marrone said the team was working with the NCAA to get all the necessary paperwork filed and processed, but repeatedly said he hadn’t heard any further updates regarding the NCAA’s decision.If Raymon had been able to play in 2012, he likely would’ve held a reserve role on Syracuse’s defensive line. During the preseason, the coaches prepared Raymon as if he was going to play, not sit out a year.During most practices, he spent some time off to the side working with Will Hicks, Syracuse’s assistant athletics director for athletic performance, doing strength and conditioning drills to help him get in better shape.The coaches spoke highly of Raymon’s ability and potential during the preseason.On Thursday, Marrone made it clear that the NCAA’s decision to deny the waiver had nothing to do with anything Raymond did.“I will tell you this, though, that John Raymon absolutely has done nothing wrong,” Marrone said. “The fact that he’s attending college, and has survived incredibly difficult challenges in his life, is really a testament to his character and his courage.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Tom Tolbert apparently isn’t going anywhere for a while.The popular radio sports-talk host and former Warriors forward has signed a multiyear contract extension with KNBR. The Athletic, citing a station source, reports that the new deal will keep Tolbert under contract for four more years from the date it was originally set to expire, in the middle of 2020.The move brings some stability to the KNBR roster, which in recent months saw the departures of longtime fixtures Gary Radnich and Bob …
GoPro is going airborne. New GoPro drone product to be announced at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.GoPro plans to dive into the consumer drone market and launch it’s own drone line sometime in 2015. It was recently announced that GoPro would present their newest product at the J.P. Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2015 on Jan. 6th in Las Vegas. Initial reports state the new GoPro drone will retail for between $500 – $1000.Early indications suggest this is a multi-rotor drone possibly similar to the Chinese DJI S1000. GoPro drives significant revenue from the sale of their accessories, so entry into this product category seems like a logical step for the company to take.DJI’s dual operator Inspire drone [click for larger view]: Surely, GoPro’s launch into the burgeoning consumer drone market will effect other players in the space. DJI recently launched a drone product with it’s own camera (the Inspire), but GoPro’s dominance in both the consumer and professional video production markets may make it extremely difficult for others to compete.Is it a winner takes all consumer drone market? We’re curious to see.What are your thoughts on GoPros expected debut into the drone marketplace? Share in the comments below.
(Non-essential workers are leaving oil camps north of Fort McMurray while others are staying to fight fires. Photo Courtesy: John Marasse)The Canadian PressFort McMurray, ALTA. — A precautionary evacuation is clearing out employees at work camps north of Fort McMurray due to the threat of a quickly spreading wildfire.Non-essential personnel are leaving while others are staying to conduct work on the plant and engage in firefighting.There are about 4,000 workers at 12 camps in the area, including many at Suncor and Syncrude.Officials say another 500 to 600 people in four small camps along Aostra Road are under a mandatory evacuation.Scott Long of the Alberta Management Agency says there is no panic and the evacuations are being done in an orderly manner.Officials say thick smoke is also posing a hazard.The Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo says the fire is moving 30 to 40 metres per minute and is expected to burn six kilometres in two hours.“This controlled, precautionary evacuation is an example why it is note safe to be in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo at this time,” the municipality said late Monday afternoon in a news release.Syncrude Canada tweeted that buses are transporting workers to a safe location as part of its emergency plan.Sneh Seetal, a spokesman for Suncor Energy, called it a “precautionary measure.”“The facilities are not at risk,” she said. “However, we felt it was important to take these steps in the interest of putting people first.”Eric Kraus, a spokesman for Clean Harbours, which runs the Ruth Lake camp, also called the move “precautionary.”“The fire we believe is about 35 kilometres away,” he said. “There is a significant amount of smoke.”The entire population of Fort McMurray, more than 80,000 residents, are now entering their third week away from home. Many of the work camps were used to house evacuated residents who fled north when fire broke through into the city the afternoon of May 3.Those residents were taken to points south, including Edmonton and Calgary, several days ago and workers were moved back in to begin ramping up oilsands production again.About 2,400 structures were destroyed in Fort McMurray, but essential infrastructure, including the hospital, water treatment plant and the airport, remain intact.Crews continued to battle hot spots on the edge of the city Monday while the first still raged out of control deeper in the forest. Hot, dry conditions were not helping firefighters.Earlier Monday, officials warned the air quality in the Fort McMurray area was dangerously poor.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said the air quality health index is normally one to 10, with 10 being the worst, but the reading this morning was at 38.Notley said the conditions were hampering efforts to get residents back to their homes.“Alberta Health Services has recommended that members of the public who had been previously arranging to return to the area under various requests not return until those conditions improve,” Notley said. “This is something that could potentially delay recovery work and a return to the community.”Karen Grimsrud, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said they expect the air quality readings to remain in the extreme range for the next couple of days.She said workers in the area should be wearing respirators.
Johnson Publishing has appointed Amy DuBois Barnett editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine, replacing acting editor-in-chief and creative director Harriette Cole. Previously, Barnett served as deputy editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar.Meredith Corp. named Christine Guilfoyle publisher of More magazine, replacing Brenda Saget Darling, who is leaving the company. Most recently. Guilfoyle served as publisher of Women’s Wear Daily. Prior to that, she served as the launch publisher of Every Day with Rachael Ray.Lucy Maher was appointed executive director of network programming at Hearst Magazines Digital Media. Previously, Maher served as executive editor at Forbes and Forbes.com. American Express Publishing named Steve DeLuca vice president and publisher of Departures magazine, replacing Ed Ventimiglia, who is retiring effective June 9. Most recently, DeLuca served as vice president and publisher of Details, a position he held since 2008.Newly-appointed Hollywood Reporter editorial director Janice Min has made her first hire: Kim Masters was named editor-at-large. Currently, Masters covers the entertainment business for The Daily Beast.Hearst’s Country Living named Mary Pat Kaleth Detroit sales manager. Kaleth has owned her own media rep firm, Media Project Solutions, since 2001.Tarsus Group division Tarsus Advon announced a pair of new hires: former Tradeshow Week global sales and business development director Michael Jortner was named vice president and publisher of Tarsus’ Trade Show News Network; and ex-Tradeshow Week senior editor Rachel Wimberly was named editor-in-chief.Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. named Kate Berg vice president of corporate communications. Berg replaces senior vice president Anne Janas, who will be leaving the company.
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”BREAKING NEWS: What’s Going On With Michael’s Place?In “Business”The Dunkin’ Next To The RMV Holds Grand Reopening, Donates $2,000 To Wilmington Fourth of July CommitteeIn “Business” WILMINGTON, MA — Habit Burger Grill announced this week it will be opening in Wilmington — in the new retail plaza being built at 196 Ballardvale Street — across the street from Target.Never heard of this popular burger joint? The California-based Habit Burger Grill has 265 restaurants in 12 states, but none in New England… until its Wilmington location opens in the spring of 2020.Habit Burger Grill is expanding into Massachusetts and New Hampshire after inking a 7-store development agreement with Adam Quinn, Chief Operating Officer of Heidi Burgers LLC. Quinn, a Dunkin Donuts franchisee who owns six of the locations in town, has 15 years of experience in the quick service restaurant industry. Quinn has repeatedly given back to the Wilmington community, including a recent $5,000 donation to Wilmington Public Schools.Quinn will open Habit locations in Middlesex County and Essex County, with the first location planned for Wilmington.“I knew I wanted to partner with The Habit when I met the leadership team. I was impressed with their focus on operational execution, the guest experience and metrics-based decision making,” said Adam Quinn, Chief Operating Officer at Heidi Burgers in a statement. “We are excited to bring the hand-crafted-to-order quality and value of The Habit’s chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and salads to the Bay State and beyond. We know consumers will fall in love with The Habit Burger Grill in the same way my wife and I did.”“Massachusetts and New Hampshire are burger strongholds, and we are eager to see Heidi Burgers bring our chargrilled style of food and focus on customer service to this area. We’ve met few operators who have as much passion for the way we do business as Adam Quinn. We look forward to his team’s success in these communities,” added Russ Bendel, President and CEO of The Habit Restaurants.According to a press release from the company, the Habit Burger Grill — currently celebrating its 50th anniversary – is “a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and handcrafted sandwiches featuring USDA choice sirloin steak, grilled chicken, and sushi-grade ahi tuna cooked over an open flame.”The restaurant also features fresh made-to-order salads; popular sides — onion rings, sweet potato fries, french fries, and tempura green beans; and tasty shakes and malts.The restaurant was named as having the “Best Tasting Burger in America” in 2014 by Consumers Report. Just this year, the restaurant was named the winner of USA Today’s 10 Favorite Regional Fast-Food Chains.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RohingyaMalaysia on Saturday said the perpetrators of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority must “be brought to justice”, in sharp comments delivered at a normally tame regional summit.Myanmar does not recognise the Rohingya as citizens, instead officially labelling them “Bengalis”, short-hand for illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh.A military crackdown in 2017 drove more than 740,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, carrying accounts of rape, mass killings and the razing of villages.UN investigators have called for Myanmar’s top generals to be tried for genocide.But Myanmar’s army and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi have defended the action as necessary to flush out Rohingya militants from Rakhine state.In talks Saturday with Southeast Asian counterparts, Malaysia’s foreign minister Saifuddin Bin Abdullah called for the “perpetrators of the Rohingya issue to be brought to justice”, his ministry said in Tweet.He also said repatriation of the minority from the fetid, overcrowded refugee camps of Bangladesh “must include the citizenship of the Rohingya.”Malaysia, a Muslim country which hosts a large Rohingya refugee population, is one of the few members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to speak up for the minority.The 10-member bloc normally abides by a principle of non-interference in each other’s internal affairs.ASEAN was heavily criticised by rights groups after a report it commissioned lauded Myanmar’s work on the repatriation issue.Rakhine state, the western region home to the Rohingya, remains cut by violence.Only a handful of the Muslim minority have returned under a discredited repatriation deal.Myanmar has not offered citizenship to the mass of Rohingya in Bangladesh’s camps should they return, while the minority also want safety guarantees and restitution of seized lands and torched villages before agreeing to go back.
Tags: Dublin, Hamilton, New Routes, Norwegian Air, Tourism Ireland About Latest Posts Cindy SosroutomoDeputy Editor at TravelweekCindy is Deputy Editor at Travelweek and has worked for the company since 2007. She has travelled to more than 50 countries and counts Kenya, Morocco, Thailand and Turkey among her favourite destinations. Latest posts by Cindy Sosroutomo (see all) Frustrations mount over elusive consumer-pay model: Will it ever happen? – July 16, 2019 “It’s in everyone’s best interest to stay open”: Beaches Turks & Caicos will not close in 2021 – May 15, 2019 Putting “Partners First”: NCL’s CEO lauds agents and the new Norwegian Joy – April 29, 2019 Share Posted by “We love our travel agents”: Norwegian toasts new YHM-Dublin direct service << Previous PostNext Post >> Cindy Sosroutomo TORONTO — How would one toast Norwegian’s new direct service from Hamilton to Dublin? With a Guinness, of course.Ireland’s most famous brew flowed freely at PJ O’Brien’s pub in Toronto yesterday, where the low-cost carrier – along with Tourism Ireland and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) – hosted a media lunch to celebrate the upcoming daily direct flights, launching March 31, 2019.It’s Guinness o’clock in #Toronto, where we’re kickin’ back with a cold one with @TourismIreland & @Fly_Norwegian. The low-cost carrier kicks off Hamiton-#Dublin service in March 2019. Read all about it 2moro at https://t.co/yvLIguDyas! pic.twitter.com/TgWdqeunLS— Travelweek (@TravelweekGroup) December 5, 2018Norwegian first announced in June that it was entering the Canadian market with service from Montreal to the French Caribbean (Martinique and Guadeloupe), which commenced in October. Now, the carrier is looking forward to launching Dublin out of YHM, marking its first-ever flight between Europe and Canada as well as the return of transatlantic service to Hamilton following a 10-year hiatus.Speaking to Travelweek, Anders Lindström, Director of Communications, North America for Norwegian, said that Canada has “so much opportunity”, although the carrier’s Canadian approach has been very different from that of the U.S. where it has grown exponentially to 60 routes since its U.S. launch in 2013.“In the U.S. we launched a number of routes into airports that were not served or did not have transatlantic routes, thus creating a market,” he said. “But in Canada, we’re doing the opposite. We’re going in and seeing where there is a lot of demand and where we can compete instead, and then growing it from there. We’re going to grow slow and profitable and sustainable, to make sure it really works well in Canada.”The 6.5-hour direct flight from Hamilton-Dublin will take off onboard the brand new Boeing 737 MAX; Norwegian was the first airline to operate the 737 MAX to/from North America last summer. Two fare options are available – Low Fare and Low Fare Plus – with prices starting at $209 one way, including taxes in April-May, and $279 during the peak months of June and July. Upgrading to Low Fare Plus, which includes airfare, meals and luggage, would cost an additional $70.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTWhen asked how Norwegian is able to offer such affordable fares, Lindström was quick to praise the new aircraft.“We’re very pleased with the 737 MAX. What it does is allow us to go further – from short-haul to medium-haul – and offer more seats. It’s also one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world, which brings the cost down, which then makes it cheaper for customers,” he said.Of course, with Canada’s ultra low-cost carrier market filling up with the recent entries of WestJet’s Swoop, Flair Airlines and still-to-come Canada Jetlines (neither Swoop or Flair offer direct service to Europe), ‘cheaper’ has become the new standard. And although Norwegian is a low-cost airline – not a ULCC – Lindström is certain that it can compete with Canada’s new lot of budget carriers.“We know that Canada already has ULCCs competing to Europe, and we know that we’re not the first or the trendsetters in this market. But we also know that we have a competitive product and a competitive fare,” he said.Norwegian’s stance on affordable air perfectly aligns with YHM’s overall vision. Dina Carlucci, Director, Marketing & Communications at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, told Travelweek that Norwegian’s entry is yet another milestone in YHM’s journey to becoming a global gateway for affordable travel and goods movement.“We’re not looking to compete with Toronto Pearson in any way for what they do as a main global hub in the southern Ontario market,” she said. “We’re looking to establish ourselves in a niche that focuses on low-cost carriers like Norwegian. We’re already working with others who are doing quite well, and we’re expecting the same for Norwegian.”Carlucci, who said that nearly 20% of YHM’s customers originate from the Greater Toronto Area, added that Canadian travellers naturally gravitate to airlines with “low-cost, nonstop and daily service”, and that the new Hamilton-Dublin route would be a match for the market in the region.This is precisely what Tourism Ireland is banking on, as Canada remains one of its top markets. Dana Welch, Manager, Canada of Tourism Ireland, told Travelweek that the destination has seen double-digit growth from Canada for the past couple of years, with over 220,000 Canadians visiting in 2017.More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”“We’re definitely on track for additional growth this year,” she said, adding that it’s never been easier for Canadians to get to Ireland. “Having this new direct flight is really important, it’s a great opportunity to expand in another origin within Canada to get into Dublin.”Lindström, Carlucci and Welch all agree that travel agents continue to play an essential role in driving growth, and were quick to note that agent support is available at all times. Welch encouraged all agents to sign up for Tourism Ireland’s webinars, attend ongoing industry events and reach out for brochures and materials, while Lindström reminded agents to use Norwegian’s agent portal – agents.norwegian.com – which allows them to get different fare structures.“When an agent books through the portal, they can make sure their client always gets their luggage and meals included and book seat reservations. And they can price all this, allowing them to add their own commission, so to say,” he said. “We love our travel agents and we know that Canada is more of a market where travellers book through them.”For more information go to norwegian.com/us. Thursday, December 6, 2018